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Macmillan Higher Education

The Drama, Theatre and Performance Companion

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Pages: 376
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Palgrave Student Companions Series

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Paperback - 9780230551657

11 June 2013

$39.99

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14 May 2013

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This complete companion to the study of drama, theatre and performance studies is an essential reference point for students undertaking or preparing to undertake a course either at university or at drama school. Designed as...

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This complete companion to the study of drama, theatre and performance studies is an essential reference point for students undertaking or preparing to undertake a course either at university or at drama school. Designed as a single reference resource, it introduces the main components of the subject, the key theories and thinkers, as well as vital study skills. Written by a highly regarded academic and practitioner with a wealth of expertise and experience in teaching, Mangan takes students from studio to stage, from lecture theatre to workshop, covering practice as well as theory and history.

Reliable and comprehensive, this guide is invaluable throughout a degree or course at various levels. It is essential reading for undergraduate students of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at universities, drama schools and conservatoires, as well as AS and A Level students studying Drama and Theatre who are considering studying the subject at degree level.

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  • A rigorous exploration of a discipline that is constantly changing
  • Effectively maps out what you can expect from a degree in Drama, Theatre and Performance
  • Practical sections on acting, devising and directing
  • An extensive list of key concepts with clear explanations
  • A select encyclopedia of entries on major practitioners, theorists and performances
  • Tips on study skills such as using journals and navigating the library
  • Career advice to help you get the most out of your studies and plan your future


Introduction: This book and how to use it
PART I: DRAMA, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE: THE SUBJECT AND ITS STUDY
1. The Context of the Subject
2. Your Course and what to Expect from it
3. Study Skills for Drama, Theatre and Performance Students
PART II: CORE TOPICS IN DRAMA, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE
4. Developments and Directions
5. Working Practically 1: Acting
6. Working Practically 2: Devising
7. Working Practically 3: Directing
8. Theatre Histories
9. Analysing Texts
10. Questions of Theory
11. Theatre and Gender
12. Theatre and the World: Globalization, Interculturalism and Postcolonialism
13. The Uses of Drama: Applying Performance
14. Mediating Performance: From the Machine Age to the Digital Age
PART III: KEY CONCEPTS
PART IV: LANDMARKS: KEY PRACTITIONERS, THEORISTS AND PERFORMANCES
PART V: FRAMEWORKS FOR RESEARCH: KEY WRITINGS ON DRAMA, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE
PART VI: WHAT NEXT?
PART VII: RESOURCES FOR STUDYING DRAMA, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE
Bibliography
Index.

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Michael Mangan is Professor and Chair of Drama at Loughborough University, UK. He has taught English and Drama in Universities in the UK and the US, and has held chairs at the University of Wales Aberystwyth and De Montfort University. He is also a playwright and director, and has worked as a literary manager, a dramaturg and an actor. His books include Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus: A Critical Study, A Preface to Shakespeare's Tragedies and Staging Masculinities: Gender, History, Performance.

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Michael Mangan is Professor and Chair of Drama at Loughborough University, UK. He has taught English and Drama in Universities in the UK and the US, and has held chairs at the University of Wales Aberystwyth and De Montfort University. He is also a playwright and director, and has worked as a literary manager, a dramaturg and an actor. His books include Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus: A Critical Study, A Preface to Shakespeare's Tragedies and Staging Masculinities: Gender, History, Performance.

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